Kawahine Andrade and Karl-Anthony Towns are living proof that sliding into DMs can actually work.
Sometime last year, Karl-Anthony Towns posted an Instagram story explaining how he slid into Kawahine’s DMs after seeing a Halloween costume picture that she had posted. We can’t really blame him for giving it a shot though – she’s strikingly gorgeous. And hey, it worked! The two have been together for a few years now as far as we can tell.
In case you don’t know who he is: at 22 years old, Towns is already making a name for himself in the NBA. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected him for the first overall draft pick in 2015. That same season, he won Rookie of the Year. So far, he has started in all 246 games of his career and he has set all sorts of statistical records in the NBA. Remember, he’s only been playing for three seasons. In 2018, he was instrumental in getting the Wolves to the playoffs for the first time since 2004, though they would eventually lose to the Rockets in Game 5.
Despite the loss, however, Towns was still living the good life with his super-hot model girlfriend. Less than a month later, they were vacationing together on the Hawaiian Islands.
So who is Kawahine Andrade?
In a nutshell, she’s a 23-year old model from Hawaii. While in high school, she was quite the athlete herself. She excelled in volleyball and water polo, though she indicates rodeo as her passion. She attended Orange Coast College in California where she majored in fitness and played for the women’s varsity basketball team.
Her social media accounts paint a picture of a health buff and successful model. Her Instagram account is pretty much a portfolio of her modeling shots and one of her highlights is dedicated to “fitness and meals”. What’s not immediately apparent is that she also seems to keep religion close to her. She has a bible verse as her Twitter bio and does mention religion and God pretty often. She regularly preaches of spreading love and positivity as well.
If you dig a little deeper, you’ll get a glimpse of the philanthropic side of her from her IG bio, where she mentions Ignite-MN. Ignite Afterschool is aimed towards ensuring the youth in Minnesota have access to good learning opportunities after school and during the summer. It’s not clear in what way she contributes to the organization, but it’s still great that she’s using her status as a public figure to show support. She also teamed up with her beau to organize a Christmas event last year that gave out freebies and featured a free screening of Jumanji to families in their community.
Kawahine is obviously a very supportive girlfriend. She has been pictured courtside watching Towns’ games, she was at his side during the ESPYs, and she was present during All-Star Weekend. Towns also posted a video of his girlfriend and his parents waiting anxiously – and celebrating – as they wait on the announcement for the All-Star draft. It’s pretty adorable, and you can check it out here.
He also has nothing but love for her and isn’t afraid to be expressive about it either. He’s posted his fair share of couple pictures, but this IG story takes the cake:
Ahh, young love. I hope that this relationship lasts and serves as an inspiration for all those out there who are afraid to slide into them DMs. It could actually work – just don’t be a creeper about it. You never know, you may be able to bag yourself a Kawahine Andrade of your own.
If you’re curious to know more about WAGs in basketball and football, be sure to check out our page on athlete girlfriends!